Queen Victoria

b. May 24, 1819, d. Jan 22, 1901

Queen Victoria was the first British monarch to have her life fully documented by the camera. Seen as devoted wife, loving mother, powerful sovereign, and grieving widow, Queen Victoria’s portraits became powerful emblems of an entire age.

Photographs lent by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Queen Victoria throughout her reign are #NowOnView.

A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography

Buckingham Palace, 1865-1875, Frederick York. J. Paul Getty Museum.